Captivate Cap"ti*vate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Captivated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Captivating}.] [L. captivatus, p. p. of captivare to capture, fr. captivus captive. See {Captive}.] 1. To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Their woes whom fortune captivates. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To acquire ascendancy over by reason of some art or attraction; to fascinate; to charm; as, Cleopatra captivated Antony; the orator captivated all hearts. [1913 Webster]

Small landscapes of captivating loveliness. --W. Irving.

Syn: To enslave; subdue; overpower; charm; enchant; bewitch; facinate; capture; lead captive. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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